Clingman, Harkey Appointed to Okla. Workers’ Comp Court Leadership Posts

January 19, 2011

Before he left office, former Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry made two appointments to leadership positions with the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Court.

Judge Michael J. Harkey was named presiding judge of the court, effective Jan. 1, 2011. He succeeds Judge Kent Eldridge. Judge Harkey selected Judge Eric W. Quandt as the vice presiding judge.

Michael Clingman was appointed court administrator, effective Jan. 12, 2011. Before this appointment, Clingman served as the director of the Oklahoma Office of State Finance. Clingman also has served as secretary of the Oklahoma Senate, CEO of the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission, commissioner of the State Insurance Fund and, from 1985-1991, served in the court administrator position. He succeeds Marcia Davis who retired July 1, 2010.

Source: Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Court

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